‘Hurt Locker’ hurts Avatar at 82nd Oscars
The movie ‘Hurt Locker’ stole the show at the last night’s Academy Awards by grabbing 6 Oscars including the Best Picture award.
Hurt Locker’s director Kathryn Bigelow made history last night by winning the Best Director award for the movie and in turn becoming the first woman in the history of the Oscars to be adjudged Best Director.
The remaining awards won by the movie were in the categories of Best Original Screenplay, Best Film Editing, Best Sound Editing and Best Sound Mixing.
The other movie which was one of the favorites to give Hurt Locker a tough time at the ceremony was the animated ‘Avatar’. Avatar in the end only managed to bag 3 Oscars for Best Art Direction, Best Cinematography and Best Visual Effects.
What made this year’s Oscars all the more interesting was the fact that both the directors, of the movies eyeing top honors, were a former couple and got divorced in the year 1991.
The movie ‘Hurt Locker’ was released in 2008 under the banner of Summit Entertainment.
The film is based on Mark Boal’s story which he wrote when he was part of the U.S. Army Explosive Ordinance
Disposal team during the Iraq War.
The plot revolves around Sgt. FC William James who is made the team leader after the former skipper dies due to an IED. After a series of unfortunate events and casualties Sgt. James is considered unsuitable for leading the bomb disposal team and is send home. Though James seems capable enough and is skillful to do his duties, it’s just that he happens to be in the wrong place in the wrong time.
Meanwhile a U.S army bomb expert, Master Sgt. Jeffrey has claimed that the movie is based on his true story and he has been hurt deprived of his due credentials.
Looks like the movie ‘Hurt Locker’ has really hurt many.